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Visit to Kilworthy Farm (Tavistock Branch)
Sat. 10 September 2022 at 2:00 pm
Kilworthy model farmstead was designed by Theophilus Jones and built in 1851 for the Duke of Bedford’s estate. The planned farmyard comprises a threshing barn with waterwheel and granary, cow house with dung pit, linhay with enclosed yard and subsidiary buildings including a smithy. The buildings are constructed of granite rubble with granite dressings and slate roofs.
In 2003 the buildings were restored with funding from English Heritage. Their scale, technological innovation and extravagance make the farmstead of national significance and afford the buildings a grade II* status.
Access: the farmstead has some uneven surfaces and steps. A toilet is available.
Places are limited – contact the organiser to book. Park at the farm and share cars if possible please. Meet at 2.00pm. The cost includes the tour of the farmstead and cream tea and cakes. Please let us know in advance of specific dietary requirements.